Originally Posted by nashville beth
The ford bearing ends have leakage problems and the sealed roller bearings have a shortened life- especially if you go on long trips.
The c-clip design is better for street cars IMHO. The danger of breaking a Moser axle is pretty small and it's just your opinion that a rear caliper can't hold that axle in.
Beth, I have made my 12 bolt about as strong as I could. It has the large Ford ends welded on etc etc. It hasn't leaked yet with several years of abuse. I ran it for years with 33 spline axles and no leaks. Now has 35 spline axles and no leaks. The welding was done by a professional shop who knew what they were doing. Tubes were welded to the housing as well. Pretty happy thus far. C Clips were a poor design in my opinion.